‘The Yoke of Religion’

Bearing the Yoke.

Bearing the Yoke.


 Listen in to Pastor Mark Anderson’s sermon  titled   ‘the Yoke of Religion‘.  (17 mins.)


What exactly did Jesus mean when He told us that He wanted to give us rest and that His yoke was easy?

5 Responses

  1. Hi Steve,

    I thought you might enjoy Pr. Eric’s post on the law and Rom 7. His blog is The Heart of a Pastor. The link is http://heartofapastor.wordpress.com/2008/07/07/monday-morning-check-in-the-law-at-work-in-us/. Enjoy. I haven’t yet had the chance to listen to your pastor’s sermon, but will later. Peace.

  2. “Our fight against sin is one we can not win on our own. We will lose many battles. We will grow frustrated. But “thanks be to God — through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Thanks be to God that the war has been won. ”


    He (the Pastor) hit the nail on the head. “The war has been won.”
    St. Paul said that “we are to consider ourselves dead to sin.”
    Fully sinful, yet fully justified. Now I am free to live and do the best that I can. When I fail, I have an advocate. When I do a good work, it is not I, but He who lives in me. I will not even be able to tell the differernce…but He knows, and that’s good enough.

    Thanks for sharing that wondeful post, Ivy!

    – Steve

  3. My pleasure, Steve. Pr. Eric is among my favorite bloggers. Peace.

  4. “What exactly did Jesus mean when He told us that He wanted to give us rest and that His yoke was easy?”

    Burdens in Christian life do not go away. It felt good to hear Pastor Anderson to say these words. Not sure why.

    “Come unto me and I will give you rest.”

    True about the guilt. Forgiveness gives us hope.

    Toiling and laboring in churches… good words. Jesus frees us from religion. Jesus overcomes religious laws.

    Religious laws are brought to an end (Amen).


    I wonder why we need to hear sermons like this so often. It never quite sinks in… completely. We must remind one another that we find rest and peace in the presence of God. Thank you.

  5. Magdalene,

    I think we need to hear it so often (forgiveness and rest, and hope) because of that old Adam/Eve in us that just doesn’t want to believe it.

    I need to hear it more than the average bear!

    Thanks Magdalene!

    – Steve

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